A New Favorite!
This Piedmont white checks all the boxes!
For a decade, we have searched high and low for an Arneis (a white Piedmont grape) to rival one of our perennial favorites, Bruno Giacosa's Arneis.
Last week, we found such a wine. Not necessarily to replace Giacosa but to supplement. Giacosa has a creamy texture with its pear notes, while the 2018 Cascina Chicco Arneis "Anterisio" has gorgeous minerality and a zippy, light green apple kick to it.
Arneis, a white grape from Piedmont, translates to "difficult or stubborn" and was given this name due to its delicate skin and unpredictable nature. Though this grape may be hard to grow, when patiently produced, it is impossible to put down.
This Piedmont white has beautiful weight with a seductive bouquet of delicate white flowers, green apple, white peach, tomato leaf, and dried spice.
Beautifully balanced, it is a wonderfully versatile white that will pair with any salt-water seafood, grilled vegetables, and white meat.
So good, we also have it in 375ml/half bottles (here) if you prefer to start your meals with a bright, refreshing white.